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#31 OFFLINE   alcyonecorporation

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:51 PM

I'm still going to the same pub afterwards.

What we need is more poo brown cars.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:55 PM

it's just whether i can be arsed to get up early to drive over 2 hours to get there before 10am

 

You could always book an overnight stay in the Lenny Henry Inn at Whittlebury (or similar) for 50 notes.  To break-up the bother.  The night before could be an event in itself if enough parties join in

 

I would offer my spare room (and still would if it helps) but the whole house has fallen to bits since you fetched that Acclaim


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:34 PM

They accepted my SD1 for the ooh err posh bit last year, but I biffed.  The Dolly was supposed to be at a Pistonheads fast car do at Donnington, but I biffed that also.  The Roverdaytona is not concours, but can be faked up to look shinaaay. Ditto the Dolly.  Chodpark obvs more fun.  The Granny would go well there, esp if parked close to the bASe.

 

Beko, consider yourself volunteered for some form of heap driveage on the day.

 

Everyone should rock up at the show and then go over to Six-Cylinder's place (which is v near by) in order to ponce all his biscuits and kick all his tyres (although doing the latter would take a week or so). 


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:37 PM

I'd best sew the seeds with Amy then!

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 02:49 PM

I think there is some AUTOSHITE signage somewhere amirite?

 

Last year, the SAAB guys formed an informal club stand in one area of the chodpark and it worked quite well.  It'd be nice to stick together without being a clique.  


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

Groucho Marx principles apply.


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Posted 16 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

I shall be going.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:46 PM

Well I've emailed a application form for the Dolomite, does anyone know how long until you find out if your successful? I'm also going to book a room at a Travelodge near Silverstone as a couple of mates want to come along in their cars too.
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:57 PM

I believe registering is just for those who want their cars judged.

To visit and watch the spectacle like I did last year just turn up on the day.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 11:37 PM

I might have to have a trundle down for this - looks like a good day out.



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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:40 AM

This is an extremely good event - one of my favourites in fact. I wouldn't have thought it necessary to break the journey Trig, it's only a couple of hours each way. Dunno what I'll be bringing this year, but whatever it is, it'll be in the chod park.
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 07:54 AM

I believe registering is just for those who want their cars judged.To visit the watch the spectacle like I did last year just turn up on the day.



Well that's fine then. Group area would be good if it can be arranged?
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Posted 17 March 2017 - 09:19 PM

"I'm not working that Saturday so fuck it, do what you want"

Im in!

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

Sounds like this has the makings of a mini-Shitefest. I hope the bASe does make an appearance as it would fit in perfectly* with such genteel surroundings. Entry form for the Maxi of gifferness has been submitted and decisions will be communicated in late June apparently.

 

Oh and I can confirm BV is right, Stowe School boys are a bit Tim Nice-But-Dim but without so much of the Nice.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:48 PM

Will happily drive the SD1 to this! It's such a lovely thing to drive, feels pretty much like the Xantia actually, slightly notch gearchange and the brakes need more of a prod than you think, but it all becomes easy after a while!


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:27 PM

Maybe we could organise some kind of a shite relay to drive the entire Breadbin and 6 Cylinder fleets down there.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:47 PM

We would need alot of people. Chris and Gerard would need alot of fuel...

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:51 PM

The calipers on my SD1 may be a bit tired. The brakes on Skizzer's SD1 are moar betterer. 

 

I ony have two chodes that work at present  (SD1 and Dolomite), three if the Granny is still around in July.  My XJS will not be fixed by then, and I have sold the other old heaps that I had last year.


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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:47 PM

Maybe we could organise some kind of a shite relay to drive the entire Breadbin and 6 Cylinder fleets down there.


"ENTIRE" now that is a strong word!

It would be a wheeze to have a convoy of fellow Autoshiters taking my cars over there - but we would have to leave out the broken ones, the 'hard to get out' set, those without MOT etc. and some of my cars are not Unexceptional... so I would say a "SELECTION" might be a better description! But yes, up for that if folk want to have a go.

I have to say it would be fun. Mrs 6C and I did get married at Stowe and we and most of our guests did the Footman James Classic Run to Silverstone afterwards, for what used to be the Coy's Festival there, as part of our celebration! The 'Wedding Guests Only' sign you see on my garage door was from our stand at Silverstone. It was a rather good day in many ways.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

We would need alot of people. Chris and Gerard would need alot of fuel...


It is only 7 miles from me so I don't see fuel as a barrier.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:00 PM

is there anything happening local to this on the sunday didnt twig it was a saturday until i went looking for places to stay :D



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:31 PM

It would be a wheeze to have a convoy of fellow Autoshiters taking my cars over there - but we would have to leave out the broken ones

Or simply tow the broken ones behind the working ones.

 

Dibs on the JCB.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:26 AM

winslow - posh

 

never believe how much the b and b is :D - inc brekky :D



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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:11 AM

Happy to drive the Holy Grey Grille if Mr Identity is stuck in work.

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 01:57 PM

Last year not one but a whole two of my skankin' hapes were accepted into Le Concours de Bollogues at this event.  I took neither.  Because miserable git.  

 

This year: DENIED!  

 

I might still go and park up with all the choddists.  

 

EDIT after checking date:   But I can't, because Berlin.  Oh well. 


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:12 PM

I'm definitely going but none of my stuff is old enough to be let in...despite my potential car being one of a handful left. I'll see you in the public car park then!

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:27 PM

No you won't, because I will be broken down somewhere on a northern European highway. 


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:35 PM

Not really surprising with the cars you have, how can you call a Rover SDi or Dolomite Sprint Unexceptional!


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 02:46 PM

SD1.  There is no such thing as an SDi.    Specialist Division 1.  Some insiders called it Solihull Drawing-Office 1.  Mine is a non V8 SD1, and so maybe a tad unexceptional.  A Sprint is a spiced up version of a staid car.  


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Posted 08 June 2017 - 03:27 PM

Maxi was denied too :( They must have some pretty special stuff entered to reject an all-original low-mileage Maxi. It's no biggie though as rejected entrants get a VIP pass to the classic car park and not being in the concours makes things easier. The 1990 age limit on the classic parking seems a bit restrictive though as a lot of interesting post-1990 stuff will probably end up with the modern rubbish in the public car park. In previous years there's been one car park that was a free for all but the unexceptionals and moderns naturally separated themselves.


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